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Town of Atherton
PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
July 26, 2017
6:00 p.m.
TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS
94 ASHFIELD ROAD
ATHERTON, CALIFORNIA


 REGULAR MEETING

1. ROLL CALL

Planning Commissioners: Lane, Tonelli, Sockolov, Lamb, Lerner 
Staff:
Jen Larson, Lisa Costa Sanders, Stephanie Davis, Sally Bentz-Dalton

2. PUBLIC COMMENTS
(only for items, which are not on the agenda - limit of 3 minutes per person)

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES –  June 28, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting

4. REGULAR AGENDA a) Selection of Planning Commission Chair and Vice-Chair.
5. PUBLIC HEARINGS

a)   Heritage Tree Removal Permit– 124 Austin Avenue (APN 059-292-020) – Request for a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to allow the removal of one heritage Norway spruce tree.  Atherton Municipal Code Section 8.10.

Recommendation: Continue the item to the August 23, 2017 Planning Commission meeting.

b)  Special Structures Permit and Variance– 264 Bay Road (APN 061-091-030) – Request for a Special Structures Permit to allow a habitable basement under an accessory building and a Variance to allow a detached garage to be located in the required front yard setback.  Atherton Municipal Code Sections 17.15, 17.44, 17.16, 17.40.  

Recommendation: Continue the item to the August 23, 2017 Planning Commission meeting.

c)   Heritage Tree Removal Permit– 172 Tuscaloosa Avenue (APN 070-050-130) – Request for a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to allow the relocation of two heritage oak trees.  Atherton Municipal Code Section 8.10.  

Recommendation: Approve the Heritage Tree Removal Permit.  

d)  Special Structures Permit– 55 Camino Por Los Arboles (APN 070-310-040) – Request for a Special Structures Permit to allow portions of the vertical sidewalls of the main residence to exceed 22 feet and portions of the main residence to exceed 30 feet.  Atherton Municipal Code Sections 17.15, 17.32, 17.42.  

Recommendation: Approve the Special Structures Permit.

e)   Heritage Tree Removal Permit and Variance– 58 Mulberry Lane (APN 070-032-360) – Request for a Heritage Tree Removal Permit  to allow for the removal of one heritage palm tree and a Variance to allow a detached garage to be located in the required front yard setback.  Atherton Municipal Code Sections 8.10, 17.16, 17.40.  

Recommendation: Approve the Heritage Tree Removal Permit and Variance.

5. OLD BUSINESS

a)      Continue Discussion on Atherton Municipal Code Heritage Tree Ordinance Revisions   

Recommendation: Provide direction to staff.

6. COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS 

7. STAFF REPORTS

8. ADJOURN 

The next regular Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for August 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

If you challenge a Town zoning, planning, or any other decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this agenda, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Judicial review of any Town administrative decision may be had only if a petition is filed with the court not later than the 90th day following the date upon which the decision becomes final. Judicial review of environmental determinations may be subject to a shorter time period.

Copies of all staff reports and documents subject to disclosure that relate to each item of business referred to on the agenda are available for public inspection by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before each regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting at the Atherton Library, 2 Dinklespiel, Station Lane, and the Town Administrative Offices, 91 Ashfield Road, Atherton, CA 94027.

In compliance with SB 343, materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the Town Administrative Offices, 91 Ashfield Road, during normal business hours.

Planning Commission decisions are appealable by any aggrieved person to the City Council within 10 days of the date of the decision.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 752-0500. Notification of 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (29 CRF 35.104 ADA Title II)